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What is Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineering

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Aerospace Engineering advances the technology and designs of aircraft and space vehicles. Aerospace includes all developments within and outside the Earth’s atmosphere and is the main difference to Aeronautical Engineering.

Aerospace Engineers can specialise in the design and development of a number of vehicles including rockets, missiles, space stations and even airplanes. The design and simulation of these advanced vehicles is a common application in Aerospace Engineering and graduates are trained to use numerous software packages to facilitate in-depth simulation.

While the Defence force is often the main source of employment for many Aerospace Engineers, specialist organisations and companies such as NASA can also provide interesting career options. Aerospace Engineers are also extensively found working in the automotive industry, mainly in high performance roles.